Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books From My Favorite Genre

Ali here ~

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today’s Top Ten topic is Books From My Favorite Genre.
So, my favorite genre is actually a few rolled together ~ Fantasy/Paranormal/Sci-Fi with some Romance! So many of the series I love have a mix of what you would consider F, PNR & Sci-Fi. So, I’m lumping them all together. Instead of picking individual books, I’m going with series. These are in no particular order.
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Series I Want to See on the Big Screen

Ali here ~

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Todays’s Top Ten is Page to Screen Freebie! There were a lot of different ways I could go with this, but I went with the easiest because I don’t think I’ve ever posted it before – 10 Series I Want to See on the Big Screen. I chose the first 10 that came to my mind, but I easily made my list longer, so I may very well make another post on this topic in the near future. Here we go ~
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Finishing the Series Reading Challenge ~ February Update

Finishing

It’s been just over a month since I’ve started this challenge, so I thought it would be a good time to give an update. For covers, I decided to just share the cover of the first book in each series to make things simpler.

I’ll start with the series I’ve completed or have gotten up to date on:

Beautiful series by Jamie McGuire

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Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley

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Death Collectors series by Jessica Sorensen

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Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian

The Maddox Brothers by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Oblivion

Unraveling You series by Jessica Sorensen

Unraveling

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

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So, that’s 7 series so far. My goal for the year is 4, so I’m good so far. Several of these series have more books to be released this year, so I will have to stay caught up to maintain these numbers! Oh, and I’m not counting series that only have one book released so far.

Now, here’s the series that I have read at least one book towards this year (I’m not counting series that I’ve only read one book in):

The Coincidence series by Jessica Sorensen

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I’d already started this series prior to 2015, but I’ve read two more books this year. I have just two more to be caught up.

The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd

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I read Adore Me this year, book # 4.5. I have just two more books to complete this series.

So that’s 7 series that I’m caught up on or finished, and a total of nine series that I’ve worked on this year. I might add another challenge in soon just for fun since I’m doing so well on these. Not biting off too much from the start has definitely helped me to stay on top of things this year.

I already have in my possession the last two books in The Keatyn Chronicles, so I expect to finish those soon. Plus, I plan on purchasing Happenstance 3 soon to finish that series. It’ll be towards the end of March before any more books in the series I’m caught up on will be released. March 24th Awakening You in Sorensen’s Unraveling You series will be released, and on the 31st she’s releasing Spark in her Death Collectors series. I swear she never sleeps!

So, how are you doing with the goals you’ve set for yourself? Feeling overwhelmed? If so, I definitely recommend just focusing on just one challenge at a time until you’ve reached your goal. It’s definitely helped me out this year!

Happy Reading,

Alison

Review ~ Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

*WARNING ~ this post contains images that may not be appropriate for children.*
Obsession

Title: Obsession

Series: Stand alone spin-off of Lux series

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: May 31, 2013

Genre: Paranormal/Sci-fi Romance

This is a stand alone novel that is an adult spin-off of the Lux Series You do not need to read a Lux book to read Obsession and vice versa.

He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something… unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?

My ****4 Star**** Review

As you can pick up from the blurb, this is an ADULT(I’m talking lots of steaminess) stand alone spin-off from JLA’s Lux series. However, I highly recommend the WHOLE Lux series, and that you read this book right before the last book in the Lux series, Opposition.

So let’s talk Hunter. I can start with saying that if he was a real man, I’d be pressing some charges if I was Serena. BUT, somehow he still comes off as totally hot and sexy in the book. There were multiple places in the book that I was astounded at how I was still pulling for him.

Oh, but the sexual tension between the two of them is so very strong. It permeates the whole story, and I have to admit that there was a time or two where I wanted it to become less of the focus. When they do come together, though, it’s so very spicy!

Aside from that, I really enjoyed the little bit of parallel happening between this story and Origin. I liked getting another perspective about what was happening. Then of course there are clues for the final book in the Lux series.

So, this was a constant page turner for me, as is every other book I’ve read from Ms. Armentrout. No shocker there! If you’re into paranormal romance, then I couldn’t recommend this or her Lux series enough!

Happy Reading,

Alison

Stacking the Shelves #15

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I picked up 3 kindle books to move me along with my “Finishing the Series” goal:

Obsession

raveling

Opposition

and one audiobook:

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I picked up one book for a book club I’m in. I purchased a physical copy.

Unbroken

I also picked up two books that I’ve been wanting to read, but have put off. However, I couldn’t put them off any longer when I was able to get them for just 99 pennies this week!

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withering

So, here’s the books I picked up this week. What books did you get this week?? Are you working towards goals or just reading whatever?

Happy Reading,

Alison

Stacking the Shelves #13

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

This week I only added kindle books. I purchased 4 and added a lot of freebies. You can check out the freebies I added from my freebie posts HERE and HERE.

Since my reading focus this month has been on trying to finish up series I’ve started, three of the books I purchased were for that agenda.

opal Beautiful Oblivion origin

I’ve already reviewed Beautiful Oblivion. You can check out my review HERE.

Last, but definitely not least, I had to get my hands on Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher’s collaboration!
Never Never

So, that’s all I’ve picked up this week. I’ve been pretty good at sticking to my goal of finishing 4 series. What have you picked up this week? I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Reading,

Alison